Ronald McDonald Red Shoe Day
San Diego Non-profits and Charities for July 7, 2014
The Ronald McDonald Red Shoe Day was held on June 26 with 1,300 volunteers collecting cash donations at major intersections during the morning commute on June 26. A total of $190,000 was raised from the 150 roadside locations throughout the county. The funds help San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House operate a 47-bedroom facility and Family Care Center that provides respite for families with a hospitalized child. “The pennies, dollars and more donated during Red Shoe Day adds up, allowing us to serve families with a child in medical crisis,” said Chuck Day, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. Red Shoe Day sponsors include Wells Fargo, Geico, Motel 6, The UPS Store, Sycuan and Brinks.
Rotary Club of Coronado presented a $1,500 grant to The Salvation Army in support of the Homeless Outreach Program. The donation will help The Salvation Army expand its homeless outreach services into the South Bay communities. The program provides referrals for shelters, employment programs, health services, drug and alcohol treatment, case management, food, clothing and transportation for homeless in need of assistance.
AHA Gala - American Heart Association
The American Heart Association’s 5th Annual Heart Beach Ball was held on June 9 at the Hotel del Coronado. The $375,000 raised will help support AHA’s research that allows a better understanding of what causes heart disease and stroke, as well as ways to diagnose, treat and prevent them. Bob Payne was honored as the AHA’s Heart Beach Ball 2014 Heart Ignite Award Honoree. He was recognized for his dedication and commitment to AHA as well as his community work. Sponsors included Torrey Pines Bank, Bill Howe Plumbing and Clearview Endoscopy.
San Diego Social Venture Partners selected 30 local nonprofits to compete for $75,000 at the 3rd Annual “Advance San Diego” event which will be held on Oct. 8. The semi-finalists were selected from 67 applications. San Diego Social Venture Partners offers three competition segments in the fast-pitch competition this year, including, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Military and their Families, and Youth and the Arts.
The 2014 Michelle’s Place Spring Fling was held on June 14 at the Whispering Oaks Terrace in Temecula. Michelle’s Place serves as a resource center where women can go for help with breast cancer-related challenges, in addition to providing education not yet touched by the disease. San Diego County Credit Union was a sponsor for the event. “Michelle’s Place serves as an example of a community coming together and replacing bitter disappointment with positive action,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck.
Clarice Perkins, 2014 Charity Ball Chairman and Kathy Kim presented Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego with a check in the amount of $315,000 which is the net proceeds of the 2014 Charity Ball, “From the Heart”. The funds raised help increase excellence in patient care through the purchase of equipment, funding of programs and services.
Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego held its 5th Annual Buccaneer Ball Chef Appetizer Challenge on June 14. The gala raised $175,000 to support the independence and well-being of seniors in San Diego County. Guests sampled 11 local restaurant chef’s appetizers and voted for the annual “Chefy Award” winner. This year Chef Rich Huarte from New York on Rye was the winner.
Carlsbad Charitable Foundation held its 7th Annual Grant Awards Celebration on June 24 and awarded $104,000 to seven local nonprofits. Those receiving $20,000 grants were Carlsbad Science Day at Carlsbad Education Foundation, Clean Beach Coalition project at I Love A Clean San Diego and ENGAGE CARLSBAD! Connecting Commerce and the Community program at Sustainable Surplus Exchange. Additional grants were awarded to Rotational Shelter Program at Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego, CHSTV program at Carlsbad High School Television Booster Club, Friends Helping Friends project at Kids for Peace and STEM Education & Career Exploration program at Encuentros Leadership.
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